Recently, I conducted an unscientific survey on women's thoughts on shapewear. Just a bunch of questions on the topic. I was happily surprised by the quantity and quality of the responses. It was spectacularly enlightening and actually very entertaining. Some of you broads are funny! (Can I say that?) Deep and sincere gratitude to all respondents for their time, their forthcomingness and for sharing intimate information.
Shapewear is a wonderful tool to facilitate a polished, confident look. As with any other tool, knowing how to use it is key. It is my deep desire that something in this post will be enlightening and add a bit of light to your life.
First the results. Fantastically interesting. And the survey says:
How often do you wear any kind of shapewear?
- 45% -- With certain outfits
- 44% -- Special occasion
- 7% -- Every day
What is your expectation of a shapewear garment?
- 62% -- For a smoother look
- 25% -- To look smaller
- 13% -- To create a shape
Did you receive any instruction on putting the garment on or what it can do and can not do?
- 75% -- No
- 13% -- Yes
The comment section of the survey saw some insightful observations:
- Shapewear often creates more bulges, just in different places
- Rarely fits petites
- Limited color options
- And my favorite: Ease of Use -- getting in and out of the garment. (Two unrelated respondents told of taking a scissor in the ladies' room and cutting the garment off! It's like a scene out of Bridesmaids).
I chose this ambitious topic for my first blog post because I think there to be a small amount of charlatanism in the billion dollar shapewear industry. The next post will cover how best to use shapewear to get the desired result, getting in and out of it with ease, and more.